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William Akoto

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Assistant Professor of International Politics
Email: [email protected]
Office: Faber Hall 675
Phone: 718-817-3950


PhD University of South Carolina (Political Science)
MCom Nelson Mandela University (Economics)
BCom Nelson Mandela University (Computer Science)


Professor Akoto’s research examines the political economy dynamics of international trade, coup d’états and cyber conflict. His work has appeared in various leading journals and edited volumes. Prior to joining Fordham, he served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the One Earth Future Foundation and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of South Carolina in 2019. Details of his forthcoming papers and current projects are available on his website at


Introduction to International Politics
Global Governance
Politics of Cyberspace